Did Your Senator Vote to Put Your Boss in Your Bedroom?
Republicans sure chose an auspicious way to ring in Women’s History Month. This morning, the Senate voted on the extreme bill to put your boss in your bedroom — and in between you and your doctor. And every single Republican who voted but one — Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), who has been essentially driven out of the Senate by GOP extremism — voted for the bill.
Here’s a reminder of what this legislation would entail:
It would allow ANY employer or insurance company to deny ANY essential or preventative health care benefit for essentially ANY reason. Benefits that could be denied include:
mental health coverage
This bill is so extreme that if your boss believed in healing exclusively through the power of prayer, he would have sufficient legal grounds to deny you coverage for various medical conditions. If your boss had a moral objection to single mothers, he could deny unmarried pregnant women prenatal coverage. Or if your boss had a “moral” objection to overweight people, diabetes screenings would not have to be covered.
Under the conservative plan, all of the above would be perfectly legal. Under the progressive plan — the Affordable Care Act, Americans and their doctors are in charge of their health care decisions, not insurance companies and your boss.
Which Senators Voted AGAINST Access to Birth Control?
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN): 202.224.4944
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): 202.224.3324
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY): 202.224.6441
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): 202.224.5721
Sen. John Boozman (R-AR): 202.224.4843
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA): 202.224.4543
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): 202.224.3154
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA): 202.224-6324
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): 202.224.3521
Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN): 202.224.5623
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK): 202.224.5754
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS): 202.224.5054
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME): 202.224-2523
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): 202.224.3344
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): 202.224.2934
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID): 202.224.6142
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC): 202.224.6121
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY): 202.224.3424
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): 202.224.5972
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): 202.224.3744
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): 202.224.5251
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV): 202.224.6244
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND): 202.224.2551
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX): 202.224.5922
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK): 202.224.4721
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): 202.224.3643
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE): 202.224.4224
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): 202.224.5323
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): 202.224.4521
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT): 202.224.5444
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN): 202.224.4814
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): 202.224.3954
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): 202.224.2235
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): 202.224.2541
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS): 202.224.6521
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): 202.224-6665
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE): 202.224.6551
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): 202.224.4343
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): 202.224.3353
Sen. James Risch (R-ID): 202.224.2752
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS): 202.224.4774
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): 202.224.3041
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): 202.224.4124
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL): 202.224.5744
Sen. John Thune (R-SD): 202.224.2321
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): 202.224.4254
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA): 202.224.4623
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS): 202.224.6253
Attacking women’s rights is not the way we celebrate Women’s History Month.
If your Senator voted against access to birth control, please feel free to politely call their office and tell them you don’t want your boss in your bedroom and that it’s time to stop the attacks on women’s health care.
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